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10 Best Food and Cooking Mods for Stardew Valley

Enhance your culinary experience in Stardew Valley with mods!

Mods are versatile enough that one might change the look of a game while another overhauls the mechanics of that game completely. For games that involve cooking and food, there are often plenty of mods that add to those aspects. So, here are the 10 best food and cooking mods in Stardew Valley.

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Stardew Valley: 10 Best Food and Cooking Mods

10. Buy Cooking Recipes

This isn’t the original mod, but cyxyr liked it enough to recreate it in a version compatible with Stardew Valley 1.6. Instead of watching Queen of Sauce and unlocking recipes from friendships, you can buy them from the crafting menu. It’s not a huge change, but it’s definitely convenient.

9. Fizzy Drinks

Sick of chugging Joja Cola to get your soda fix? MelindaC created this mod to add soda machines to the game, which lets you craft your own sodas. I’m surprised that soda machines don’t exist considering all the other machines we have in-game. But this mod fixes that and adds a whole bunch of new recipes associated with them!

8. Uncle Iroh Approved Tea

Does your tea just taste like hot leaf juice? This mod from slimerrain fixes that for you. Now, you use the teapot to brew new tea recipes and learn a few food recipes so that you can have snacks with your tea. Like with fizzy drinks, I’m surprised there isn’t a functional teapot and recipes already in-game. I love a good cup of tea, so this mod lets my farmer enjoy that simple pleasure as well.

7. Desert Festival Foods

This mod by Wizardroid lets you bring the foods available during the Desert Festival to the comfort of your home. Now, the recipes for Desert Festival foods are available to learn. It’s not a huge change to the crafting system or anything like that, but it’s a nice addition that brings more variety to your available recipes.

6. Shared Recipes

It turns out that when you play in multiplayer, cooking recipes aren’t shared across players. This mod by jpslatt remedies that. Now, you share all crafting recipes across players, not limited to just cooking. If you play multiplayer often, then this mod is a must-have. Everybody having access to the same recipes for crafting is incredibly useful.

5. Yet Another Cooking Skill

This mod by MoonSlime makes the biggest changes to cooking out of every entry on this list. Like farming and combat, cooking is added to your list of skills. As such, you earn experience through crafting to learn new recipes and unlock bonuses to your cooking. It’s clear that a lot of work went into this mod, and it makes cooking feel much more worthwhile in Stardew Valley.

4. Auto-Eat for 1.6

This mod by ruanimal is more for convenience than anything, and that’s why I love it. By adding extra settings, you choose a threshold for Health and Energy that you don’t want to drop below. After it’s set, your character eats food items from their inventory automatically when they’re about to drop under that threshold. Then, you don’t have to worry about passing out from no Energy or dying when your Health is lost as long as you have food in your inventory.

3. Remote Fridge Storage

Storage space in Stardew Valley always feels limited, no matter how many chests you build. This becomes more frustrating if you want to cook because you need your ingredients in your inventory or the fridge. This mod by EternalSoap fixes that issue by letting you use items from any chest inside your farmhouse as cooking ingredients.

2. More Crops Fruits And Forage

Aldino112 brings a ton of variety to foraging with this mod and also adds some more crops and fruit trees. You get a total of 21 berries, 84 fruits, and 24 vegetables added to items that can be foraged. Then, you also have extra crops and a ton of fruit trees included with it. I love the extra variety. Having so many more items for foraging makes the valley feel much more lush.

1. Garlic Bread Mod

Although deceptively simple, the Garlic Bread added by lesnoc’s mod is overpowered. It restores 1,000 Energy and 450 Health, so it’s really the only food you need unless you’re looking for specific buffs. Available from the beginning of your game, you only need one bread, one garlic, and one oil to craft the almighty Garlic Bread. Energy and Health restoration never tasted so good.

And that covers the 10 best food and cooking mods for Stardew Valley. With the release of 1.6, there’s never been a better time to start a new save file. From here, check out our Stardew Valley guide hub for more content, such as other mod pieces like the Satoru Gojo romance mod.


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